Bastien and Associates - Chapman School of Film and Television Print
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 19:00


bastien_chapman_5a.jpg Based on their extensive Hollywood background, Bastien and Associates, Inc. created an educational center that closely emulates the working conditions of a professional film studio. The design goal of Marion Knott Studios unites professional entertainment industry standards with an academic environment tailored to both storytelling and techincal production.


From the column-free 34 ft. clear height soundstages to the state-of-the-art editing and mixing suites and the 500-seat screening theater, the components of the school of film and television reflect their industry counterparts.  The resulting professional quality elements facilitate students with a seamless transition between their academic experience and a career in the film and television industry.

 

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Based on their extensive Hollywood background, Bastien and Associates, Inc. created an educational center that closely emulates the working conditions of a professional film studio. The design goal of Marion Knott Studios unites professional entertainment industry standards with an academic environment tailored to both storytelling and techincal production.


From the column-free 34 ft. clear height soundstages to the state-of-the-art editing and mixing suites and the 500-seat screening theater, the components of the school of film and television reflect their industry counterparts.  The resulting professional quality elements facilitate students with a seamless transition between their academic experience and a career in the film and television industry.

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Students take advantage of our location close to Hollywood to pursue internships with studios and production companies.  In addition, major Hollywood directors, cinematographers, editors, and screenwriters are regular guests on campus, giving students the opportunity to learn from the masters.  This direct interaction with major filmmakers is a signature opportunity that has earned Chapman University continuing notice as one of the top film schools in the country.

According to Bob Bassett, who is Dean of the school, the university's expansion of its film and television school positions it to meet the huge demand for film and broadcasting professionals. "Hollywood's exponential growth in the last six years and changes in technology have created a growing interest in film and television education.

Our concept at Chapman University is to create a working studio where students can participate in the production of actual commercially produced shows," Bassett says. "This way, our students can intern right here, side by side with working professionals."

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"Imagine the excitement for students walking through the gates of this Hollywood-style working studio campus to learn how film and television productions are made" Bastien says. He agrees that this is a forward-thinking move by the school and is seeing an increasing demand for this type of facility at several other locations nationwide. "This is what sets Chapman University's School of Film and Television apart from the others. The entertainment industry depends on talented people and demands quality production facilities. This project helps delivers both."

Bastien_Chapman_9.jpgBastien and Associates Hollywood background includes major studio projects for Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and CBS Studio Center. He designed Manhattan Beach Studios, which was the first new Southern California studio to be built from the ground-up in 60 years, now home to Fox's "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice." Other projects include the near-complete Los Angeles Center Studios, which is the first and only studio in downtown Los Angeles, and Icon Studios, in Glendale, Ariz.

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COMPANY PROFILE
Bastien and Associates, Inc., Architecture and Planning excels in designing quality commercial office, retail, and warehouse-distribution projects economically.
Gary L. Bastien, AIA founded the firm in 1982. After establishing a service-oriented reputation with commercial/industrial clients, he went on to further his reach to the entertainment industry. The two types of clients were found to have similar requirements, each routinely placing a high premium on quality and economy.
The firm's record growth in recent years continues to be built upon relationships formed early with these two very different types of clients; Hollywood studios and commercial/industrial developers. The firm helped pioneer the use of tilt-up concrete technology in sound stages, allowing them to be built for half the cost of traditional construction techniques.bastien_chapman_6.jpg

 


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